December 29, 2007

Club Libby Lu-zah! 6-yo, Mom Say Dad Died In Iraq To Win Hannah Montana Tickets


Hannah Rocks! You rock! I rock! I rock? Hmmm....

In order to win the Club Libby Lu Hannah Montana Rock Your Holidays Essay Contest and get a free trip to Albany to attend a Hannah Montana concert, a 6-year-old girl in Garland, Texas and her mom pretended the girl's father was a soldier killed by an IED in Iraq.

The four-sentence essay in its entirety:

My daddy died this year in Iraq.
I am going to give mommy the
Angel pendant that daddy put on
mommy when she was having me. I had
it in my jewelry box since that day. I love
my mommy.
When a local Fox TV reporter attending a Club Libby Lu in-store PR event pressed her for details about her baby daddy's death , Priscilla Ceballos, got all evasive and bolted. Later she called the station and admitted she and her daughter lied. "We did whatever we could do to win," she explained.

Club Libby Lu tried to slap a blonde wig on the PR disaster by taking back the tickets and re-awarding them to another, slightly less pathetic family whom they declined to identify. To recap, the grand prize is an overnight trip to Albany.

On the bright side, at this time, the kid's dad is neither in Iraq nor dead. Also, he gave a push present. Unless that was a lie, too.

Fiction?? Hannah Montana Ticket Winner Submitted Fiction Essay [ via naomi of superdumb supervillain]
Contest organizer responds
Club Libby Lu withdraws prize from essay winner


Albany? They don't even have a Dinosaur BBQ! But it seems to be a pretty popular place to go. After all, look what Spitzer did to get to Albany!

So this is what the world is coming to huh...
At least the woman was honest enough to bolt before taking the tickets (that's that little thing called "conscience" they don't teach in school anymore!) but still, pathetic. May the shame of what she did remain with her for a long, long, long time.

[the way I read it, she took the award, then after the reporter asked for details and she bolted, CLL thought it over, then took the prize back. I don't see a lot of conscience involved. -ed.]

Ahh... I didn't realize they'd actually given her the tickets yet. I think it was her calling and actually admitting what she'd done where the conscience came into play...

now whether or not she actually thought the company would have the gall to take the tickets back remains to be seen.

Thankfully they did.

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